Fort Payne is a town filled with history, culture and southern charm. With a population around 15,000, it is the perfect town that offers the cozy benefits of small town living. It is complimented, however, with great features of a growing area. Fort Payne has an annual music and culture festival, Boom Days, that celebrates the history, culture and talent of our community. It is held every fall, usually in mid-to-late September.